SPIRIT AND LIFE

DID YOU KNOW that, if we truly follow the Messiah’s example, we will be very careful to speak only the words given by the Father?

Y’hoshua said, “It is the Spirit that gives life. The flesh does not profit, nothing! The Words which I speak to you are spirit and are life.” John 6:63

First of all, are the words we speak spirit and life? And, if we are truly trying to share that spirit and life, are we speaking to those whom the Father sent us, or are we speaking to someone because we want so much for them to understand? That has probably happened to most of us, but what did Y’hoshua say?

“For I did not speak from Myself, but He who sent Me, (the) Father, He has given Me command, what I should say, and what I should speak.” John 12:49

Wouldn’t it be a wonderful haven to be where all of the people were following in the footsteps of the Messiah, doing what He did and speaking only the Words of the Father (and not the words of our flesh) just as He did?

Also, in Acts 18:9-11, “And YHVH said to Paul through a vision in the night, ‘Do not fear, but speak, and do not keep silence; because I am with you, and no one shall set on you to oppress you; because there is much people to Me in this city. ‘ And he remained a year and six months teaching the Word of YHVH among them.”

YHVH set the appointed time for those people to hear. Paul obeyed.

Isn’t that the way it should be in our lives?

“ . . . there are some of you who are not believing. For Y’hoshua knew from (the) beginning who (they) are, the (ones) not believing, and who was the (one) betraying Him. And He said, ‘Because of this, I have told you that no one is able to come to Me except it is given to him from My Father.” John 6:64-65

This verse explains why it is important to speak to the ones who are being drawn by the Father, for they will receive your words, “ But a natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of YHVH, for they are foolishness to him, and he is not able to know (them), because they are spiritually discerned.” 1 Corinthians 2:14

Sometimes, with all our hearts, we want someone to come to the knowledge of the Truth, but that isn’t always going to happen. In fact, far more will reject the Truth than those who will receive it; and each time that happens we will be reminded of King Solomon’s words in Ecclesiastes1:18, “For in much wisdom is much grief. And he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.”

Our tears may flow, but we cannot slow down or turn back, for the Day of the Wrath of YHVH is drawing near; and, even in the midst of our struggles, we can be comforted by these words: “Now to Him being able to keep you without stumbling, and to set you before His glory without blemish, with unspeakable joy; to the only YHVH, our Deliverer, (be) glory and majesty, might and authority, even now and forever. Aw-mane.” Jude 1:24-25

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